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Edited by thelostMIDrange - 11/11/13 at 2:13am
post #137 of 177

the only people that like a lot of bass is the young people. I myself do not like it . I have to put my tv on mute during commercials . I turn the bass down on everything. It has gone to far and I think that those that record music should  stop with so much bass. Many people like me do not like it . Stop listening to the kids they do not know what they really like.  

post #138 of 177

I like bass if it's balanced with everything else. But a lot of hip hop is mixed with the bass so hot, it overpowers everything else. I think they are compensating for kids with crappy speakers.

post #139 of 177
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Originally Posted by sleepydragon View Post

the only people that like a lot of bass is the young people. I myself do not like it . I have to put my tv on mute during commercials . I turn the bass down on everything. It has gone to far and I think that those that record music should  stop with so much bass. Many people like me do not like it . Stop listening to the kids they do not know what they really like.  

I'm 25. Is that young?

I don't like advertising either.. Not sure what that has to do with bass.

But honestly, I think I have a pretty firm grip on what I do and do not like.
post #140 of 177
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Originally Posted by sleepydragon View Post

I myself do not like it. I have to put my tv on mute during commercials. I turn the bass down on everything. It has gone to far and I think that those that record music should stop with so much bass.

Partly it's what you're used to--or not used to. If you listen mostly using headphones as opposed to live or with speakers, you might be unaccustomed to bass and find it disturbing or intrusive.

There's probably also a temperamental component. Maybe different frequency ranges correspond to different spiritual attributes or to parts of the soul. Bass influences the instinctive aspect of man more. Early Greek philosophy is rife with these notions but they're largely overlooked nowadays.
post #141 of 177

Bass to music is like meat to food in my opinion. Gives it substance, and often has good timbre/flavor though needs those details to help bring its flavor out. I do like meat more than bass though, and am content to eat meat by itself more than have bass by itself. Weak analogy but I will go with it. I just often like bass timbre and bass walks can do a lot more for a chord progression than walks in a melody.

post #142 of 177
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Originally Posted by sleepydragon View Post
 

the only people that like a lot of bass is the young people. I myself do not like it . I have to put my tv on mute during commercials . I turn the bass down on everything. It has gone to far and I think that those that record music should  stop with so much bass. Many people like me do not like it . Stop listening to the kids they do not know what they really like.  


I think it's been shown a few times now that youngsters aren't as fan of bass as the legend says. fashion probably played a bigger part than bass.

 

 

 I've been reading this topic for some times now and I have a problem with bass as one simple stuff. some only enjoy dry bass hitting with little sub bass and fast transient (strong impact, no rumble, great feeling of control). some like me love almost the opposite. not bloated, but real low rumble and not too much first impact(I don't like to be hit, but I do enjoy to vibrate ^_^).

 

 I'm with you on TV bass. they do abuse it, but I'm guessing they're doing it because they expect most TV sets to roll of at 200hz. so I'm not sure it's gonna disappear anytime soon.

post #143 of 177
The preference for deep, strong bass is psychological, for example people (subconsciously) associate deeper voices with authority, competence and trustfullness.
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/naturally-selected/201306/the-sound-leader-ceos-deep-voices-do-better
Edited by prot - 8/11/14 at 3:25am
post #144 of 177

Today's pop music is mostly rhythm based. Bass is basically the backbone of the rhythm. In combination that most people do not listen at live volume, a slight exaggeration of bass is like adding alittle more salt to your food. Yum!

post #145 of 177

People like bass so much because they have no taste for good music. Most bass heads will be into EDM, gangsta rap or pop/jpop/kpop music.

 

I'm a bass player by the way. :D

post #146 of 177

I think it's been answered in the first page of this thread by TM Raven, though I'm not exactly a subwoofer but an ATL (think PMC) type of guy myself.

 

That is why I prefer my speakers set up as flat as possible (maybe a little attenuation at the treble frequencies, depending on the speaker and room), while I like my headphones bassy. Most neutral headphones sound too bright for me.

post #147 of 177

Good lord. As a fan of jazz, classical, and many other genres, I'm surprised at a few of these responses.. 

post #148 of 177
The reason why most people enjoy bass is largely due to many people liking that rush of excitement and "jumpy" feeling bass can achieve. I have always been emphasizing more on a speaker system than headphones, and believe me, the sheer power a Subwoofer can bring out is frightening for first timers and exhilarating as well.
post #149 of 177
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

Good lord. As a fan of jazz, classical, and many other genres, I'm surprised at a few of these responses.. 

 

No need to be surprised. As a fan of jazz or classical, you're not going to reach for the bass heavy (read: big bump in bass frequencies on FR chart) headphones.

 

For EDM, gangsta rap, pop/kpop/jpop, you probably will. Maybe you don't consider those genres to be utterly crappy, that's your prerogative. We'll have to agree to disagree ;)

post #150 of 177

Jazz and classical have plenty of bass. Tympani in an orchestra can go about as low as any musical instrument can go, and the plucked upright acoustic bass is one of the most incredible bass sounds there is.

 

Ideally, any frequency range should be there when it's there and not be there when it isn't. If your bass sounds like a wall throughout the music with no letup, you probably have it cranked too high. Extension is a good thing in bass. Imbalanced response isn't. Subwoofers are great, but it can be tough to equalize and adjust the levels properly so it hands off smoothly from the mains to the sub without bumps and dips.

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